Squeeze. It. In.
Those three words might bring to mind a favorite pair of jeans you’re struggling to get into… but that’s not what we’re going for here. Whew.
SqueezeItIn is a website dedicated to helping you find ways to work out without carving time out of your busy day and without the need for any gym equipment whatsoever. Their mantra: “Life’s a gym. Work it out.”
For example, the Shampoo Press uses your shampoo bottle as a weight to work your triceps. Laundry Legs incorporates everyone’s favorite leg exercise (squats) into your laundry routine. Va-Va-Va Vacuum is another leg exercise that’ll have you lunging your way down the hallway behind your vacuum cleaner.
But it’s not all about cleaning house. Try Grocery Glutes on your next trip to the store — I bet you’ll feel it!
Stuck in the car on a long commute? Try the 10 & 2 to tone your arms. Stressed out about sitting in the car on your long commute? On the Shoulder will ease some of your muscle tension (I just tried it here at my desk — it worked!).
The point here is that you can find ways to work in a work out if you’re willing to be a little creative to find the opportunities. Look around you — find a way to make your to-do list work for your health!
Mayo Clinic has more information on fitting in fitness.